Contemporary Research in Population Geography

A Comparison of the United Kingdom and The Netherlands

  • John Stillwell
  • Henk J. Scholten

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Comparative Research, Selected Themes and Data Characteristics

    1. John Stillwell, Henk Scholten
      Pages 1-16
  3. Components of Population Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Philip Rees, Frans Willekens
      Pages 19-37
    3. John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 39-62
    4. John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 63-86
  4. Specific Migration Streams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 89-115
    3. Peter Jackson
      Pages 117-127
    4. Dick Vergoossen, Tony Warnes
      Pages 129-143
  5. Population, Households and Housing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 147-171
    3. John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 173-196
    4. Robert Woods
      Pages 211-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-233

About this book


Significant changes have occured in the structural composition and geographical distribu­ tion of the populations of North West European countries during the 1970's and 1980's. Whilst the subject matter of this volume reflects many of the important themes of research activity that have preoccupied British and Dutch spatial demographers and population geographers over the last decade, the structure of the book aims to facilitate comparison of those selected themes between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The book has gradually taken shape over the period of time since the conference in Oxford, in 1986, when the contents were first presented. We are very grateful for the assistance that we have received during the production process from Marjie Salisbury, Tim Hadwin and John Dixon at the School of Geography, University of Leeds; from Annemieke Perquin at the National Physical Planning Agency in The Hague; and from Evert Meijer, Elmy Heuvelmans and Berry van Houten at GEODAN in Amsterdam. We also wish to acknowledge the contributions to the field of population geography that have been made in recent years by John Coward, who died so tragically in the Ke gworth air disaster earlier this year.


Demographic Change Demographic and social change Government Policy migrants migration mobility population

Editors and affiliations

  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Henk J. Scholten
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyThe University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Ministry of HousingPhysical Planning & EnvironmentThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6952-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1025-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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